In response to:

No Cease-Fire in War on Drugs

curmudgeon10 Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 10:32 AM
the "war on drugs"( WOD) was lost at its inception, because our government doesnt have the will to win any war. in any war the government declares, it will simultaneously declare that it will not do what is necessary to win that war, and will only sacrifice endless lives and treasure to lose the war. if the government wanted to eliminate the use of harmful addicting substances, and it does not, the government would discontinue any actions against the "pushers", and the "drug kingpins", etc, and concentrate on the source of the problem: users. you can fill every prison in the nation with drug "kingpins", and only create more drug "kingpins", because that is where the money is.
President Barack Obama's drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, doesn't like the term "drug war." He argues that none of the smart guys in law enforcement uses it.

Instead, the smart guys talk about middle-of-the-road strategies that emphasize treatment over incarceration -- as did both Presidents Richard Nixon and George W. Bush -- while they also advocate tough law enforcement.

Folks in the drug czar's office have "gotten really good at stealing the rhetoric of drug policy reformers," griped Bill Piper of the anti-drug war Drug Policy Alliance, but they don't mean it. Obama may talk up having a dialogue on legalization and decriminalization, but...